Saturday, November 2, 2019

Flannel Vortex Baby Quilt

Early this week, I took all of my blocks of various shapes and sizes, and cobbled them into a quilt top.  This was my 4th vortex quilt, inspired by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom quilts, made in an attempt to tame my flannel scrap bin.  I even used some flannel leftovers to piece the back.  These strips were purchased at the modern guild rummage sale a few weeks ago.


Many of these flannel fabrics are filled with memories--lots of leftovers from PJ's made for my daughter and nieces when they were little---now, all three are in their 20's.


I quilted this one on my DSM, using my walking foot, with a pattern of two straight lines, followed by a curvy line.  I wanted to make sure there was lots of quilting to keep all of those small pieces stable, wash after wash, as the quilt is used by a baby.


I got to the end of the quilting, pleased to be done, ready to trim the quilt, to add the binding.  Looking good on this side, but then I turned it over...


Yikes.   I had quilted 4 inches of the edge  backing onto the back of the quilt.  I took out my super sharp scissors and cut away much of the overlapping fabric, without undoing the quilting.   After getting it down to 2", I took out my ruler and my rotary cutter, and trimmed off the remaining overlapping chunk.  No one will ever know that I did this, so please don't spill the beans!!! (LOL!)


I found the binding fabric in my stash--it has made an appearance in other baby quilts that I have made in the past.  I did some of the hand stitching yesterday afternoon and some today in the car.  Here is the finished quilt...I just need to add a label.


I will be linking up with Kathy's slow Sunday stitching group tomorrow.

11 comments:

  1. Oh what a great baby quilt and with the cooler temps I wish I had a flannel quilt. I love doing walking foot quilting, that is as far as my skill goes but I do love the simplicity of the lines and adding the curvy line is a great idea that I may have to borrow sometime!

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  2. What a fun flannel quilt. I've done that too on the back. Good save and it's safe with me :)

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  3. I like this bright and happy quilt. And I love the way you 'saved' it... secret safe!!

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  4. Don't you just hate when that happens?!?!
    Such a great way to use up all the small scraps... a terrific baby quilt!

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  5. What s greatest use up all those flannel bits and pieces. Yes, I've also stitched the extra backing too, a bit of an oops moment.

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  6. The flannel quilt for baby is bright and cheery. It came out great. Some of the pieces can be of an I Spy nature. Mum's the word on the overlap fix.

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  7. Some baby is going to be lucky to get such a fun quilt. Sure to keep him/her busy checking out all the pretty colors and patterns. Great job on fixing the OOPS! :>)

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  8. This is such a beautiful, happy quilt! It makes me SMILE! :)

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  9. Such a fun a colourful baby quilt and a great use of scraps.

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  10. Lovely bright happy quilt! By the way I've done exactly that as well...more than once. Infuriating but you made a great save!

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